The Wisconsin Badgers had a whirlwind of a signing day, as they managed to keep 2024 four-star defensive back Xavier Lucas away from the Miami Hurricanes, while landing four-star defensive lineman Ernest Willor, and flipping three-star tight end Rob Booker away from the UCLA Bruins.
As a result, the Badgers ended with 22 recruits in their 2024 class that now universally ranks among the Top 25 across recruiting databases and is one of the program’s highest-ranked classes of all time.
The next question for the 2024 class: who is enrolling early for the Badgers?
On top of having a strong freshmen class, the Badgers are having a plethora of their 2024 recruits on campus in January.
Here’s the full list of incoming Badgers that are enrolling early:
WR Kyan-Berry Johnson
TE Rob Booker
OL Colin Cubberly
LB Landon Gauthier
OLB Thomas Heiberger
OL Kevin Heywood
RB Gideon Ituka
OLB Anelu Lafaele
QB Mabrey Mettauer
TE Grant Stec
DE Ernest Willor Jr.
Looking at some quick takeaways, the Badgers will have both of their freshmen pass-rushers on campus, as Anelu Lafaele and Thomas Heiberger are enrolling early. At a position in need of depth and talent, the Badgers could tap into their freshmen class for early reps.
Of the three talented running backs, only Gideon Ituka is enrolling early, which could pave the way for him to see the field first of the talented trio.
Both of Wisconsin’s tight end recruits are enrolling early and could see meaningful reps in the spring, as the position is now primarily manned by younger players.
One of the most intriguing players in the class is four-star quarterback Mabrey Mettauer, who many presume will be the signal-caller of the future for Wisconsin. He’ll get an opportunity to get acquainted with the offense by enrolling early as well.